INDIAN TRAIL – The Indian Trail Town Council will see two new changes this term.
As former commissioner David Cohn said goodbye to the council, he asked them to continue doing the right things for the town for the right reasons.
Cohn served as mayor pro tem. Taking his place in that role will be commissioner Marcus McIntyre, who has served on the council since 2015.
Council members congratulated McIntyre in their closing remarks.
Todd Barber has taken Cohn’s seat on the board after he did not run for reelection. His new fellow council members said they were excited to work with him but warned him that it is not an easy job.
“I look forward to working with you and I know you’ll do the right thing,” Mayor Michael Alvarez said. “Definitely an honor.”
Barber thanked Cohn, the council, his family and the residents.
Barber said he ran a campaign that he liked the Town of Indian Trail, which was an uncommon campaign. Along the way, he realized many others liked Indian Trail, too.
“That’s why 30,000 people have moved here,” Barber said. “I really appreciate the people putting their faith in me. I look forward to representing them and that they have a voice here. Also, I look forward to, and I aim to with this group here, making this a town that we can be proud of.”
Barber also said his transition onto the board has been a positive experience so far. He said town staff and his fellow council members have been very welcoming.
“There’s a lot of really positive things going on with the town and I look forward to being part of that agenda,” Barber said.